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Weekend Reading: Turns Out There Are Sweatshops in Britain

Weekend Reading: Turns Out There Are Sweatshops in Britain

Readers, I’m going silent for exactly one week, starting Monday morning. No email, no blog posts, no social media. Here’s why. In the meantime, enjoy this reading! Fashion I wrote this treatise on 10 things you can do to shop more sustainably for Racked, as part of their three-part package on thoughtful shopping. British sweatshops...
  • How To Avoid Activism Burnout

    How To Avoid Activism Burnout

    Whether you volunteer, campaigner or consider yourself a ‘conscious consumer’, you carry an extra burden of responsibility on top of the normal stresses of life. Furthermore, as a person who cares deeply about issues such as fair trade, environmentalism, and labor, you likely encounter bad news on a daily basis. The emotional strain of these...
    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Hi readers! I've had a crazy past couple of weeks. Here I am talking on Canadian radio about conscious consumerism! (Quick listen.) And here I am talking on a Dallas NPR show about conscious consumerism! (Long listen.) And a vlogger (who I know and respect!) did a response video to my article on conscious consumerism,...
    The Big Lie of Conscious Consumerism, and What It Means for You

    The Big Lie of Conscious Consumerism, and What It Means for You

    In the past decade, the drumbeat of “vote with your dollar!” from advocates has grown steadily louder. We’re told as consumers that we have power. If we don’t like the way a company is acting, then just don’t give them money, and they’ll be forced to change! But I’ve come to see this view as naive...
    The Need to Know List: Make Sure You Use the Right Kind of Honey on Your Skin

    The Need to Know List: Make Sure You Use the Right Kind of Honey on Your Skin

    NYC There’s a huge natural gas pipeline going in under the beach in the Rockaways. It was snuck in right after Sandy when nobody was paying attention because they had lost their homes. Nice, politicians. Really nice. More reason to get protected bike lanes all over NYC: as cyclists we suck down less pollution. Everlane...
    TOMORROW: An All-You-Can-Eat Vegan Feast, Yoga and Bike Talk

    TOMORROW: An All-You-Can-Eat Vegan Feast, Yoga and Bike Talk

    Let’s see how many sustainable things I love that can be crammed into one event: Free yoga Vegan and gluten-free food A lecture on Bikenomics by international touring bike advocate and feminist Elly Blue Bicycle activism documentaries as curated by Joe Biel Spirited discussion and debate with like-minded sustainable people This event is tomorrow, and tickets...
    Just Stop It. There's No Such Thing as a "Good" Environmentalist

    Just Stop It. There’s No Such Thing as a “Good” Environmentalist

    This is a version of a post that originally appeared on HuffingtonPost.com. Hey, environmental advocates, we need to talk. It’s your attitude. It just needs a little … readjusting. Take when Beyoncé and Jay Z went vegan for 22 days, for example. Everyone in the vegan community was so excited and laudatory. That is, until...
    Did That Pig Abuse Video Make You Sick? Here's What You Can Do

    Did That Pig Abuse Video Make You Sick? Here’s What You Can Do

    Over the weekend a friend of mine posted a video of pig and piglet abuse on her Facebook wall. You might have seen it yourself; it's been making the rounds and it actually is horrifying. Outrageously sickening. Shocking. Peek-through-your-fingers nauseating. And I don't even an animal rights activist--I love bacon!